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Alternatives to drawio

yEd, Lucidchart, Microsoft Visio, FigJam, and XMind are the most popular alternatives and competitors to drawio.
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What is drawio and what are its top alternatives?

It is a free online diagram software for making flowcharts, process diagrams, org charts, UML, ER and network diagrams. It is an open platform where you can create and share diagrams. It’s integrated with the tools you already use.
drawio is a tool in the Diagramming category of a tech stack.
drawio is an open source tool with 30.1K GitHub stars and 6.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to drawio's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to drawio

  • yEd
    yEd

    It is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button. ...

  • Lucidchart
    Lucidchart

    Solution for visual communication. Create online flowcharts, diagrams, UML sketches, and ER models. ...

  • Microsoft Visio
    Microsoft Visio

    Create flowcharts, diagrams, org charts, floor plans, engineering designs, and more, using modern shapes and templates with the familiar Office experience. ...

  • FigJam
    FigJam

    It is an online whiteboard for teams to collaborate, brainstorm, map out flows, and more. It is easy to learn and fun to use, so anyone can participate and share their ideas. ...

  • XMind
    XMind

    It is the most professional and popular mind mapping tool. Millions of people use it to clarify thinking, manage complex information, run brainstorming and get work organized. ...

  • PlantUML
    PlantUML

    It is used to draw UML diagrams, using a simple and human readable text description. Be careful, because it does not prevent you from drawing inconsistent diagrams. So it's more a drawing tool than a modeling tool. It is a component that allows to quickly write Sequence diagram, Usecase diagram, Class diagram, Object diagram, Activity diagram, Component diagram, Deployment diagram, State diagram, and Timing diagram. ...

  • Excalidraw
    Excalidraw

    It is a whiteboard tool that lets you easily sketch diagrams with a hand-drawn feel. ...

  • Visual Paradigm
    Visual Paradigm

    It is a software design tool tailored for agile software projects. It supports UML, BPMN, ERD, DFD, SysML. It also supports use cases, wireframeing, code engineering, etc. ...

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yEd

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A general-purpose diagramming program with a multi-document interface
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      Lucidchart

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      Collaborative diagramming solution for your entire organization
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          Julien DeFrance
          Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 1 upvote · 235.7K views

          When starting my new role at #Stessa, I needed a solution to start diagramming some of my #Architecture so I'd be able to share my views on #SystemArchitecture with the rest of the team.

          Visualization is key. Especially when working with complex/distributed systems. You want to make sure everybody's got the same understanding of your approach, so you can better communicate, and start delegating more.

          In the past, I had worked with #VisualParadigm for #UML, in both desktop and #SaaS version of the product. Also worked with #LucidChart We also looked at potential alternatives such as Microsoft Visio for instance.

          Ultimately, my recommendation was & we closed on Lucidchart, as it won on couple of key aspects : #Team #Collaboration, #Integrations with #AWS for instance, and certain specific visualizations we were looking for / others didn't have.

          This isn't just for #Engineering. I've seen Lucidchart being used by #Product Teams, #Network #Engineers, #IT Departments, #DevOps, or non-Engineering related teams.

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          Microsoft Visio

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            Libraries allow the quick creation of diagrams
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            Julien DeFrance
            Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 1 upvote · 235.7K views

            When starting my new role at #Stessa, I needed a solution to start diagramming some of my #Architecture so I'd be able to share my views on #SystemArchitecture with the rest of the team.

            Visualization is key. Especially when working with complex/distributed systems. You want to make sure everybody's got the same understanding of your approach, so you can better communicate, and start delegating more.

            In the past, I had worked with #VisualParadigm for #UML, in both desktop and #SaaS version of the product. Also worked with #LucidChart We also looked at potential alternatives such as Microsoft Visio for instance.

            Ultimately, my recommendation was & we closed on Lucidchart, as it won on couple of key aspects : #Team #Collaboration, #Integrations with #AWS for instance, and certain specific visualizations we were looking for / others didn't have.

            This isn't just for #Engineering. I've seen Lucidchart being used by #Product Teams, #Network #Engineers, #IT Departments, #DevOps, or non-Engineering related teams.

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            FigJam

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            An online whiteboard from Figma designed for teams
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                XMind

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                A full-featured mind mapping and brainstorming tool
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                    PlantUML

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                    Generate diagrams from textual description
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                        Excalidraw

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                        Virtual whiteboard for sketching hand-drawn like diagrams
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                          Visual Paradigm

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